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Arrowood by Mick Finlay
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bookshelves: first-reads, historical-mystery
Read 2 times. Last read July 17, 2017 to August 7, 2017.

For those Londoners unable to afford the services of Sherlock Holmes, there is William Arrowood. Arrowood is contemptuous of the methods employed by his more famous rival, preferring rather to use the new psychology in his investigations. In this novel, presumably the first of a series, Arrowood and his assistant Barnett are hired by a young woman to find her brother. Their investigation leads them into London's criminal underbelly and the initial mystery turns into several.

I love a good Victorian mystery and this book did not disappoint. The author painted a convincing picture of the time and introduced the reader to a number of interesting characters. My only complaint was that the plot was a little too complex and I occasionally got lost in the many storylines. Still an enjoyable read though and I look forward to the next in the series.

My thanks to Goodreads Giveaways and the publishers for providing me this copy.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
July 17, 2017 – Started Reading
July 17, 2017 – Shelved
July 17, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-mystery
July 17, 2017 – Shelved as: first-reads
August 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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